Municipal Plan of Defense of Forest Against Fires - an instrument to make political choices and setting goals
Topic of the practice
Risk Mitigation Policy Planning
Good Practice Information
The ‘Municipal Plan of Defence against Forest Fires’ is an instrument used in Mirandela (Portugal) to provide help in taking political choices and setting goals, Mirandela (Portugal): This plan is based on methodological recommendations of the National Forest Authority (AFN), and its aim is to operationalise legislation to defend against forest fires and to create a strategy adapted to local circumstances over five-year period. It encompasses a background analysis and an action plan, and emphasises the importance of stakeholder involvement and public awareness raising. The plan successfully supports the municipality in setting priorities in policy planning for mitigating damage from forest fires.
Evidence of success
The plan effectivelyensured the establishment of priorities in the policy planning in the field of forest fires. It also successfully targeted all stakeholders: ensured cooperation between the different entities involved in the process and supported awareness-raising among population.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Municipality of Mirandela